IRIS Adlershof
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Zum Großen Windkanal 2
12489 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Jürgen P. Rabe

phone:+49 30 2093-66350
fax:     +49 30 2093-2021-66350



September 30, 2021

Lecture of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing:
“Science with Impact”: The Materials Science of Sustainable Metals and a Circular Economy
Prof. Dr. Dierk Raabe
Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung


Location: Online lecture via Webex
Please register here


TIme: 14:00





October 1, 2021

Falling Walls Lab 2021: Preliminary decision in Berlin Adlershof

Great minds, 3 minutes, 1 day – Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3-minute time on stage.

Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. This year, the winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Finale on November 7, 2021, category Emerging Talents.

The winner of the local Lab gets to attend Falling Walls Conference.

The Falling Walls Lab Adlershof is hosted by Joint Initiative of Non-University Research Institutes Adlershof (IGAFA) and Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) and will take place on Otcober 1, 2021 at the BAM in Adlershof. 

Applications can be made online; they must be filled out in English:
Deadline: 6. September 2020


October 4-7, 2021

Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg

Photonics – enabling technologies, still and now more than ever!

Berlin Brandenburg is one of the innovation hotspots in very diverse fields of Photonics, optics, microsystems technologies and quantum technologies. Berlin Brandenburg is also a start-up hotspot in digital and also photonics based technologies.

During this year’s Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg we want to discuss the latest tech developments, manufacturing and testing challenges and market opportunities with our Berlin and Brandenburg based companies and institutes, with colleagues in Germany and the international community. New challenges and coming breakthroughs in quantum technologies, integrated photonics and the integration of artificial intelligence in photonics are on the horizon of engineering and in industry.

With our 5th Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg – International Innovation Conference we want to bring the regional and international photonics community together again – this year half online and half in presence/hybrid. Our goal is to connect participants from different sectors and regions, so that you can cooperate to innovate and create value for new Photonics-based value chains together.


You can find more information about the event as well as the regristration process here.


October 4-8, 2021

Series of lectures "Lost in Dissertation" organised by Wissenswerkstatt (in German)



Während der Promotion stellen sich viele praktische Fragen, die einerseits die Arbeitsorganisation während der Recherche- und Schreibphase betreffen, andererseits aber mit dem entscheidenden abschließenden Schritt – der Publikation – zusammenhängen.

Die Berliner Universitätsbibliotheken und die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz präsentieren auf ihren jeweiligen Expertisefeldern die Themen Literaturverwaltung, Schreibprozess, Projektmanagement, Publikationsmöglichkeiten, Open Access und Forschungsdaten. So erhalten Sie einen kompakten Überblick über die wichtigsten Aspekte sowie weiterführende konkrete Informationen zu einzelnen Angeboten von FU, HU, TU und SBB für Promovierende.

Mehr Informationen sowie ein detailliertes Programm finden Sie hier.

October 5, 2021

Colloquium of IRIS Adlershof on: "Exploring Confined Carbyne"       



Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Heeg
Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader
Department of Physics, HU Berlin



Abstract: Carbyne by definition is an infinite linear chain of carbon atoms that forms the truly one-dimensional allotrope of carbon. It is a polyyne with alternating single and triple bonds originating from a Peierls distortion such that carbyne is semiconducting in its stable structural form. The exploration of carbyne and its properties, however, has long been hindered by its extreme chemical instability and short chain lengths far below the threshold of 100 atoms for which finite linear carbon chains mimic the properties of carbyne. A breakthrough was achieved in 2016 with the synthesis, stabilization and study of individual carbyne chains comprising of thousands of atoms inside double-walled carbon nanotubes.
In this talk, I will present our recent studies of individual linear carbyne chains confined inside carbon nanotubes by Raman spectroscopy. We reveal that the nanotube host, characterized by its chirality (diameter and electronic structure), determines the electronic and vibronic structure of the confined carbyne chain. We show that confined carbyne has an extraordinarily high Raman scattering cross section, the rate at which light is scattered inelastically by vibrations, and discuss how this feature of confined carbyne may be used applications. Finally, I will discuss the current limitations in studying this exciting new material and provide an outlook on future directions.


On-site: Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Konferenz Room 0‘119
Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin


Online: Zoom-Meeting
Meeting-ID: 640 8893 8219
Password: 621677


Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.


October 7, 2021

Hybrid FAIR-DI - FAIRmat Colloquium:
"How to materialise FAIR"
Prof. Dr. Barend Mons
Leiden University


Location: The colloquium will take place as a hybrid event, online participation and on-site participation in Berlin Adlershof are possible. Registration for on-site participation is mandatory!
For online participation, the access data will be published here.


Time: 10:15





October 11-12, 2021

HIOS Young Researcher Workshop



The HIOS Young Researcher Workshop 2021 will take place 11.-12. October 2021 as an online event via ZOOM, with live sessions in Berlin-Adlershof (Conference Room 0'119 of the Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin), which will be ZOOM'ed via a video conference system. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of the CRC 951 as well as of the Graduate School "Advanced Materials" will present their current research efforts into hybrid inorganic/organic systems. The workshop includes short oral presentations covering topics such as structure and morphology, electronic structure and control of inorganic/organic interfaces, charge and energy transfer, hybrid optical excitations, plasmonic phenomena, and more. Once again, the HIOS Young Researcher Workshop 2021 emphasizes and strengthens the strong collaborative character within the CRC 951 and with other related scientific programs.


Doctoral students and postdocs financed by CRC 951 are encouraged to participate in this workshop. Other members of the CRC 951 and members of the Graduate School Advanced Materials are welcome to participate as well.



October 19, 2021

Online research seminar Algebra, Geometry & Physics:
"Topological recursion in Hurwitz theory"
Prof. Dr. Maxim Kazaryan,
Higher School of Economics,
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia


Location: Zoom-Meeting


Time: 14:00





October 26, 2021

Online research seminar Algebra, Geometry & Physics:
"Super J-holomorphic curves"
Dr. Enno Keßler ,
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics Bonn


Location: Zoom-Meeting


Time: 14:00





November 9, 2021

Online research seminar Algebra, Geometry & Physics:
"The super Mumford form and Sato Grassmannian"
Dr. Katherine Maxwell ,
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics Bonn


Location: Zoom-Meeting


Time: 14:00





November 10, 2021

Forum Junge Spitzenforscher: Future Energy Supply



6 Researches – 6 Pitches – 6 Prices – Prize money totalling 30,000 Euro

Once a year within the framework of the research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher”, the Stiftung Industrieforschung and the Berlin universities seek young researchers (m/f/d) with innovative and practice-oriented ideas and approaches to solutions that emerge from their innovative basic research.

At the closing event on 10 November 2021, six finalists from among the applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas in front of a jury of experts and compete for the prize money totalling 30,000 Euro. For the jury, the (future) economic or social feasibility is particularly decisive.

For the eigth time already, the research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher” takes place – with annually alternating calls. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual event format is planned for the closing event of this year’s forum.
This year's topic is "Future Energy Supply". Within the framework of the “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher”, Future Energy Supply is understood as an interdisciplinary subject and young researchers from all disciplines are invited to apply with their research ideas.
More information can be found here.

Applications are open to doctoral students, postdocs and research assistants, junior professors and senior physicians: Each team can win up to 10.000 Euros in price money for their further research. Individual, as well as team participation is possible.
Applications can be submitted now! The application deadline is October 22, 2021.